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Definition of "manpower" []

  • The power of human physical strength. (noun)
  • Power in terms of the workers available to a particular group or required for a particular task. See Usage Note at man. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "manpower" in a sentence
  • "The freedom of info exercise we completed showed that 42% (at absolute best) of the manpower is available for response."
  • "And what's happened, Larry, is that we have begun to substitute firepower and precision firepower, air delivered, ground delivered, rocket delivered, for what I call manpower and blood."
  • "Even if Sutton does win, it will pull resources, both financially and in manpower, that could have gone elsewhere."